Thursday, 24 January 2013

It's wonderful, everywhere so white



I must be having a monochrome moment - all black in my last post, all white today.




Well the dress is silver actually.
 

I bought this 1960s wool/lurex dress and matching tie-front cardigan at a vintage fair a year ago.


 
 

I wear the dress reasonably often, but usually paired with a bright colour.
I figured the all-silver ensemble is a little too much...





...but I'm kinda liking it now though, must be the influence of the snow.
 
And I think it helps that my hair is brighter too.





The gorgeous soft cobwebby scarf is yet another wonderful gift from darling Kylie, which she sent along with a birthday present for Littlest;





The Hound of Love.

Thank you, Kylie!






1960s Jersey Masters of London maxi dress - vintage fair
Silk pussy-bow blouse, Silver Fox faux fur coat, bangles and belt - charity shopped
Arsehole Aerosole boots (doing a great job in the snow) - Ebay
Scarf - gift from Kylie


 
 I gradually divested myself of clothing in the garden.
 
 I hope you appreciate the sacrifices I make for this blog!
 
 










Silver Lady!
 
 
Without the coat, I feel all Victorian/Edwardian school ma'am or lady's maid.



Please sir, I'm sure I didn't mean to seduce the young Master of the house... 
Pray do not throw me out in the snow, for what will become of me? 
I shall be forced to ply my trade with that hussy Miss Simmonds on the Ladies Mile...
 
 



Just look at the amazing Clare
 
Now this is my idea of historical re-enactment!
 
 
 


Ooh, I'm not taking my coat off again, not for love nor money!

 xxxx

42 comments:

Melanie said...

Ooh, that silver dress is gorgeous! I love the sleeves and I also love your kitty cats, I have such a soft spot for black cats with white boots, bibs and whiskers xxx

rosyragpatch said...

The Snow Queen outfit is really glamourous. Lovely coat & dress.

Emma Kate at Painted Style said...

Beautiful dress and what lovely deep skirting boards you have! x

freckleface said...

Oh you do look lovely, all snow maiden. No wonder the master of the house caved in. He had no chance. I love the dress and cardigan together, with those soft floppy sleeves, and the fur jacket is lovely too. No colour needed other than your hair and that cute red flower. Perfect. xxx

thorne garnet said...

The blouse with the dress looks good together. Stay away from that hussy!

edie pop said...

I apprecciate all you are doing for us and I admire your courage,I couldn't take off my coat with this cold!Lurex is one of my favourite fabrics, but nowadays it's really hard to find a great vintage dress like yours!It's brilliant with the fake silver fox coat, you created a great outfit for the snow, yes obviously you can't go skiing with it, but it's glamurous and stunning!
Beware of Clare Simmonds!
Love xxxx

Joni said...

I can see you and the gorgeous/hussy Clare hanging out by your big tree waiting for the garbage collector to come by. He'd think he landed in his dream route!

I love all this white on you. It really makes your hair pop, which is what I love about having red hair, same as you I'm sure. When you took that gorgeous coat off I loved the dress even more with the blouse underneath. And those stacks of bangles, bobbles, and time pieces, OH My!

And I totally know what you mean about wanting a bedroom all of your own. I do have a tiny space upstairs in the attic which I like to go to when I need to pretend I'm living alone. When your kids move out you can claim one of their spaces all to yourself. ;)

Val Sparkle said...

You look tres chic with the fur and the black scarf. That silver ensemble is amazing on its own, but must be so fun to add different accents!

Liz said...

Fabulous outfits - perfect in the snow!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Connie said...

Curtise! You look like the Snow Queen. And I should know because when my daughter was little she made me watch the video with her over and over and over.....
Love, Connie*

Sheila said...

I love the monochromatic layers of this outfit - the blouse is the perfect pattern/texture to set off the dress!

Aw, kitties! Your tuxedo fellow is lovely.

PinkCheetahVintage said...

I love lurex and that silver with matching cardi is total glam-- you look brilliant!! Lolzzz at the naught school teacher-- you and Miss Simmonds are awesome!! I want to be a fallen woman from a different period now, too!!!

carrievintage said...

I'm in love with your stones ring <3

Rose&Bird said...

Lovely, very suitable for the weather! I have a similar jacket from C&A, but I've only worn it once. I reckon you and Claire would have had the Ladies Mile all sewn up!

Krista Gassib said...

You look like a movie star who can't be bothered by her fans! I love the head to toe silver look, it's elegant and looks fab in the snow! I did have a gander at Clare and she looked amazing!!!!
Lots of warm love coming your way!
XXOO

menopauselsupermodel said...

Well--if you go off with Clare to ply your trade on the Ladie's mile-- you'll both be very EXPENSIVE!!

LOVE the silvery dress--perfect with the black accents on a wintery day!!
Adorable cat pictures!

Wonder what your neighbors thought when they saw you stripping outside in the snow??

grunge-queen said...

Dreamy silvery looks, Curtise, I love the Lurex frock and the cropped faux fur over it - you look like some glam 1940s movie star. xoxo

Diane said...

The dress look fab with that coat. Very "Ice Queen" . I had a look at the list for 1975 that you left me - some real memories in there for me. xxx

Vintage Coconut said...

Oh yes what a lovely dress that is! Anything sparkly makes me HAPPY. Great accessories too. It was calling for more snow here ... but it just has not came yet. Hmmmm maybe it's all going your way. ;)

Emalina said...

Gosh what a beautiful outfit! I adore that dress especially. You look like the snow queen clothed in silver fox, wonderful shimmering photographs Curtise.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

wow, I love this silvery vision. It looks great with some black and greys, it makes the silver stand out more. You do have a hint of naughty school mistress or ladies maid.... watch out of you'll have to join me in tempting Drovers out of their hard earned money. Beautiful pussy shots too! and THe Silver Fox is always a delight to behold. So much gorgeous jewellery too! xxxx

Ivy Black said...

Oooh Snow Queen! I love that silvery frock...it goes so well with the snowy backdrop and the fur. God, you and The Miss down on the Ladies Mile....look out.
xxxxxxxx

Pam in Texas said...

I love your style!
I am an English girl living in Texas for 22 years now and your pictures make me so nostalgic.
I have lots of vintage clothes packed away in boxes, you have given me so many good ideas. Now, fingers crossed that some of them still fit.
I guess if they do not I could have a try at selling them on eBay.
Thank you for all your lovely pictures and information,
Please keep on treating us to your delights.

silvergirl said...

I love the all white look, especially with the fab fur
The arm candy is pretty fantastic too
Brett

karensomethingorother said...

I love the whole silver look--there's something so elegant and cool and beautiful about it. Also, every time one of you ladies wears something made of lurex, I start to drool. I'd better keep my eyes open for some of my own!!!

BellaBean Vintage said...

I love that silver dress and you look stunning!! But put your coat on now, it's brass monkey weather where you are!!

Mrs. D said...

I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one feeling like wearing white with the snowy weather! That lurex dress is totally fab!!!

delia hornbook said...

oohhhh i love your silver dress and you look gorgeous in it to. I dont think i could be as brave as you though taking that gorgeous coat off. Its been flippen freezing and i have only ventured out once all week. I think you might start to call it cabin fever. Have a great weekend lovely, dee xxx

Vix said...

Blimey, the girls round here aren't a patch on you and Clare, you refined and icy-but-sexy pair of darlings.
Love you in the silver with your new darkened hair. The black accessories are inspired, a brilliant contrast.Loving the bling and the moggies too, but get yer coat back on love, you'll catch yer death. xxxxx

Fiona said...

Oooh look at you, all Snow Queeny in your lush lurex. You're either brave or barking to be revealing your arms in sub zero temperatures! Love all your shiny bangles too.
Please go inside now and sit by the fire until you get 'corned beef' legs.
x

Helga! said...

Arrrrrrrrrrrgh, I love LOVE that silver frock and matchy cardi!! Heavenly! All silver is just fine by me, Madam! And then you go and show off that divoon pussybow blouse and scrumptious jewellery...it's all making me sweat with the sheer fabularseness!!!! You are a Silver Idol in the snow, my darling!!!
I'm sure you didn't mean to seduce the young master, he just couldn't help himself!!
Love you! XXXXXXXXXXXX

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Absolutely, stunningly ethereal, no way is too much! The mirrored and beaded bracelets are absolutely perfect, my favourite. The beautiful scarf and boots grounds the outfit and the brightness that is you just shines. xo

Bohemian vanity said...

You look stunning ! That outfit is so beautiful and the accessories match perfect ! You look like a snowqueen ! Queen of the hearts - i love your posts dear ! Have a fabby weekend ! xx Tani

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

The silver dress makes you look like a Snow Queen. Glistening.

Marla Robinson said...

You look gorgeous in silver. What a lovely color on you. Love your dress and that fab furry coat!

Secret Squirrel said...

You remind me of the white witch from Narnia, although not as meanie as her, of course... The shirt works perfectly with your dress, and I like the partial strip in the garden! xx

CityScape Skybaby said...

I love all the silver Curtise, I don't think it's too much at all, it is very old Hollywood as some have said. And I had a good laugh at the strumpet Miss Simmons leading you down the wrong path. I so agreed with what you said on Joni's blog too! I'm a person who loves to spend time alone yet I've ended up in a house crowded with people and animals, and I often wonder how did that happen, as I go quietly mad in amongst it all. xx

kaffesoester said...

Fantastic silver outfit Curtise! I can't get enough of lurex - I have a pastel blue lurex knit dress, also 60's, that I'd love to wear more than just at parties. The fur is just perfect with it. And of course I love your red lips!

Lucy Nation said...

All you need is a sparkly tiara and some dramatic black eyeliner and you would be a regular snow queen! Love the silver maxi and how cute is the hound of love xxx

The Style Crone said...

Silver on snow couldn't be more beautiful, and with the color of your hair, this outfit sings. Whether all white or all black you are a vision!

bonsaimum said...

You look spectacular as always. I love all your bangles. :)

Gracie O'Tripp said...

Absolutely lovely monochrome with black accents. As usual beautiful photos.